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Nov 6, 2013 12:00am PST
-winning singer al jarreau. he has used his exceptional ground. find common we are glad you joined us. a conversation with al jarreau coming up. ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. hiss: al jarreau earned first grammy. he stays on to her. -- on tour. you are never in town long enough for a conversation. debuted, al jarreau was our guest on the first night. it is all because of you that i am here. have nothing to going on. i just love talking to you. >> i just mentioned tavis is a friend of al jarreau. tavis: i want to hear some al jarreau. let's take a clip of al jarreau on to her. -- on tour. ♪ [portuguese singing] i still don't know if have it, but you've still got it. >> you definitely have it. you, tavissaying to for president. wish it uponif i you these days. trying to shut the government down, i don't want no part in that. you are always on the road. you are always in some strange part of the world. you're not tired of all this traveling? >> that part of everyday. everyday is thanks giving for me. i still have an audience, and they
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Nov 29, 2013 6:30pm PST
. she'll rejoin us on monday. well, it may have been black friday at the malls, but on wall street you could have called it flat friday, markets closing at 1:00 p.m. eastern time and the major stock indexes ending the day mixed, but wall street wraps up an historic month of november with 12 record high closings for the dow. and the dow and the s&p finished this month with their eighth straight week of gains. today stocks faded just before the early closing time, but earlier in the day, the dow and the s&p, and the dow transports and the russell 2000 all hit record highs. here's a look at today's closing numbers, the dow, 11 points lower, the nasdaq up 15, now solidly above that 4,000 mark, and the s&p basically flat about 1 1/2. look at this, blue chip dow soaring 3.5%. the nasdaq was up 3.6%, and the s&p 500 up 2.8%. a good month all around. while shoppers flocked to stores on this black friday and many more headed out on the thanksgiving holiday, the early word is that the season has started out quite strongly. shares of many of the major retailers started strongly today, but then th
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Nov 16, 2013 5:00am PST
having us here. >> thank you so much. >> you have so much to do here at home on the political issues that concern you, why did you take on the fukushima nuclear plant? >> well, you know, the truth is what's going on in fukushima really should be in the headlines of newspapers all over the world. this is, regrettably, an issue that puts all of us at risk. i mean, this is sort of writ very large what the dangers of nuclear power >> and particularly that tepco, tokyo electric power company, is getting ready to remove 1,500 spent fuel rods, which are in a very delicate position. and this has really never been tried, what they're attempting to do. so, we came to town to deliver a letter that was signed by organizations and people from 16 different countries and petitions, over 150,000 petitions, to the united nations calling for independent oversight and access to accurate information about what's going on there. >> and if this removal of the fuel rods that are teetering in an unstable building 100 feet up in the air, some 1,500 of these fuel rods, they hold the radioactive fallout equiva
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Oct 31, 2013 6:30pm PDT
for investors. >> bubble trouble. some vav vee investors are using the dreaded b word, so what should you do? we have the bull and bear cases for your money. >>> and no room for error, we know many people are one paycheck away from bankruptcy but there are major cities running paralaosly close, as well. the frightening names and numbers ahead. that and more for this halloween, october 31st. >>> good evening everybody and happy halloween. it's the final trading day of october, a month that historically has not been a very good one for stocks but this year october doesn't look so scary after all. today's stocks move in a very narrow range for most of the session but traders did get spooked and sold off. in the end the dow was down 73 and nasdaq off nearly 11 and s&p fell six but for the month, a good one for the bulls. the dow up about 3%, the nasdaq up four and s&p 500 up better than 4.5% or there abilities and with the month of october coming to a close, the nights are cold, days are shorters and investors are apparently afraid of very little for now. >> reporter: one by one, t
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Nov 28, 2013 6:30pm PST
excites us a bit. >> once thanksgiving is over, i'll be going shopping, probably macy's. >> reporter: every year it seems the christmas creeps earlier and earlier. for many thanksgiving hours have moved from an experiment to a tradition. kmart is opening at 6:00 a.m. on thanksgiving day and toys r us at 5:00 p.m. and target, macy's, jp men knees, kohl's and sears are opening at 8:00 p.m. today and not locking them until late black friday night. not every retail will have thanksgiving shopping hours and not every american loves the idea but many do. >> they got people who wouldn't normally shop to come out and shop. so mom stayed at home because she was exhausted after cooking but dad and the kids went out shopping. >> reporter: the national retail federati federation says thanksgiving shoppers tend to be more 18 to 34 years old. retailer haves seen foot traffic increase over the past couple years with the earlier thanksgiving hours, analysts say it doesn't add to overall sales. in some cases, it shifts the purchasing earlier in the weekend or spreads out spending over a longer period
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Nov 16, 2013 12:30am PST
prisoners. to help us understand the impact on public safety and the justice system, i'm joined by michael montgomery, reporter for kqed and the center for investigative reporting and sanford law professor reporter, robert, let me begin with you, you and your colleagues recently did a series of studies and in your reports, you call california a high stake test kitchen for criminal justice. what does that mean? >> first, many parts of the united states now are having to deal with having put too many people in prison for too long. so there is an overall fa no, ma'am anyo-- phenomenon. the path california has taken through realignment, the matter of devalving a great deal of control of felons from the state to the county is essentially causing the counties to recreate criminal justice systems and readjust complex relationships between the moving parts, the sheriffs that control the jails, the local police and prosecutors and judges. it's a natural experiment for reconfiguring criminal justice in america. >> one of the interesting things the report reported out is how quickly they had
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Nov 22, 2013 12:00am PST
twelve tribes of hattie," was a national bestseller. we are glad you have joined us. those conversations are coming up right now. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: it has been estimated that over 40,000 books have been written about resident john f. kennedy. two of the most respected come from presidential historian robert dallek who has been called by "the new york times" kennedy's leading biographer. his latest book is "camelot's ."urt on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of john f. kennedy, robert dallek joins us tonight from washington. good to have you on this program, sir. thanks for your time. >> a pleasure to be with you. over 40,000later, books, and still we are fascinated by the life and times of john f. kennedy. why so? >> yes, it's really a bit amazing, isn't it? you know, i think part of it has to do with the fact that he was assassinated, and he's frozen in our minds at the age of 46, so young, vibrant, witty, charming. we still capture him on the tapes from his press conferences that we hav
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Nov 19, 2013 6:30pm PST
but i think alan can do it. he's a visionary and a great team leader and will use the technical team well. he's not so arrogant to think he knows all the answers. so i think he would be a fantastic leader and have bill's confidence. i think bill will be more involved going forward and i think the leader needs to have that level of confidence and to bring people together. it's way too political the same way ford was when allen went in and i think allen won't tolerate that and he'll get the team together, the right people on the bus so to speak and people will fade away and -- >> you're talking bill, as though he has the job. would it shock you if he doesn't get it? the first thing you said is it needs to be an outsider. they only had two leaders in the lifetime and both were really inception to the company. >> yeah, and frankly, tyler, if you want to do a transformation, you need to go to the outside. i'm a great believer in the inside. i think shame on the whole team there for not grooming people. elop is an inside outsider but i'm not sure whether he can pull it off. i would say mal
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Nov 2, 2013 1:00pm PDT
time colin says to put the president of land to better use. >> when the freeway came down, that gave us a once in a generation opportunity to use waterfront land in better more imaginative ways so when folks say we got to preserve the precious waterfront, i'm not exactly sure what city they are talking about because the labd is so valuable, we pork oark ous on it. >> reporter: the former major agnos says they are driving the policies with little interest in building housing the average san francisco person can buy. >> i think that this project is the canary in the mine. i think that if this project goes forward as planned for millionaire housing at $5 million average a condo, it is the death now of middle class and affordable causing in this city because it sets a president, not only on the waterfront but elsewhere in the city where desirable lots exist for rich people's housing. >> reporter: this battle comes in the mist of a building boom that is driving housing prices up and out of reach for many. for that reason, this project is taken on greater meaning says university of sa
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Nov 29, 2013 12:00am PST
-- regime with his music. we are glad you have joined us. a conversation and performance from jonathan butler coming up tonight. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. grammy nominee jonathan butler has always used music to bring people together, performing first in his native south africa during the height of apartheid, and a move to the u.k. began his international career. his last cd is called "merry you."mas to i'm pleased to say in just a few minutes, i will stop talking. he is going to perform not one, but two songs from the new project, "oh, holy night" and "little drummer boy." always an honor to have you on the set. >> always good to see you. tavis: have you been to south africa lately? >> tavis, i have been home so much. it has been incredible. i have hosted safaris. i take americans to see my country. i enlighten them about south africa. i launched my foundation, jonathan butler foundation, while i was out there. it has been a crazy time of traveling. tavis: the work of the foundation is focused on what specifically? >> is focu
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Nov 8, 2013 6:30pm PST
around it is joe davis, the chief economist at the muni twel fund company. good to have you with us. >> thank you, tyler. >> terrific to have you here. jobs today, obviously the economic growth numbers yesterday. how stock is the economy in your view now and is it strong enough for the federal reserve to dial back on bond purchases? >> i certainly believe it's strong enough to just weather the federal reserve. i mean, our theme for our investors throughout the year is that despite the head winds the u.s. economy faces is that it's resiliency may be under estimated and today's jobs report under scores that sort of theme, despite the head winds, the private sector in particular is weathering those forces very well, and so i would expect more positive formative news on the labor market front over the next several months. so i think that clearly brings into focus a federal reserve that is beginning it's tapering program. >> you know, joe, the other aspect of it, though, the participation rate dropped so dramatically. does that worry you at all, and might it concern the fed enough they h
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Nov 9, 2013 12:00am PST
has now written about those callednces in a new book "wild tales." we are glad you have joined us. a conversation with graham nash coming up right now. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. cofounder of crosby stills and nash, graham nash has been at the forefront of rock music. he has written a few more experiences, good and bad. quick reminder of how great those harmonies are. singinga clip of them "wooden ships." ♪ ♪ tavis: i guess one would expect a book written by a rock 'n roll star to have the obligatory chapters about sex and drugs. to be sure, that exists in the book. i expect in conversations that get to that.y will i will leave it to the other show host to dig that up. i don't know if we have the front and the back cover. contemporary graham nash. there is a fascinating and heartbreaking story in this book about how you got introduced to the camera. your father turned you onto the camera and found himself imprisoned because of a camera and it had a profound impact on your life. tell me more about the camera story. >> he was a poo
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Nov 20, 2013 6:30pm PST
, joining us now to talk more about the fed, bruce, chief economist at jp morgan chase. thanks for being here. >> good to be here. >> based on the data you see, the fed seems really divided about when to start the tapering. when do you think it would be appropriate? >> well, i would say conditional on the economic news continues to play out in a solid fashion, we think the fed will taper in the first quarter. we think the most likely outcome would be a january move. >> you know, bruce, they have said in the past, fed officials that they were going to have it dependent on when they were going to taper on the unemployment rate, where it would be standing, 6.5% and other numbers. now it sounds like they might be talking about a calendar date. does it matter to you and how would this play out with markets and investors? >> i don't think it's a calendar date. the fed is tells us they want to taper. they don't want to continue to expand the balance sheet and want to do it based on their assessment there is sole jid growth and substantial improvement in the labor market. there was fears with th
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Nov 2, 2013 12:30pm PDT
commerce committee chairman chasing the unrependant subelias. >> a lot of us on this panel that are hearing from angry and confused constituents. : question, if the president's promises were subject to the trade commission, truth in advertising standards, would president obama be guilt of deceptive practices? pat buchanan. >> outlawed the bait and switch, john, that's what this is. before this week, the problem for obama, this was a met metaphor, this is more serious. it goes directly to the credibility of the president of the united states and his integrity. deceive the american people as to what was the truth they were going to keep their plans and not only hundreds and thousands, but millions are losing their plans and being forced to buy new plans. this hurts the president deeply and personally in a place he's never been hurt before. >> eleanor. >> the administration is on the defensive clearly and the crickets want it to be about the president's credibility that he is lying, that he knew all along. but there are some facts you have to engage with here. when the president made t
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Nov 14, 2013 6:30pm PST
once and for all. >> john harwood joins us now from washington with more on this. you know, john, a lot of people wondering and questioning today, can president obama make these rule changes? i mean, after all the affordable care act is the law. does congress at some point have to vote on this? i mean, talk us through how the process will work. >> well, first of all, susie, i think the thing to remember about this is this is mostly about the president trying to provide political cover for democrats and for himself to buy time until the exchanges are going to work. the website will be fixed. he's not compelling any changes, and he's not giving a huge new grant of authority to states. what he's doing is saying that if state insurance commissioners and insurance companies want to extend policies further, they can, but the reality is that most of them don't want to because they want to move into the new world of insurance under the affordable care act. it is not clear how much this will change. it may extend some policies and at the very latest unless there's an additional decision take
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Nov 9, 2013 12:30am PST
not going to be knocking on doors and asking them to show us. >> you compare it to the plastic bag ban, those bags are gone. >> it was visual. but my point with the plastic bag ban was, you know, what good would we do starting in one town? my point that is we've already got calls from two or three other cities saying, we want to do something, the same thing you're doing. so that's the start of it. if we can build a good base for our congressional leaders to stand on to do something about that. >> wouldn't it be better for the state to do something? governor brown, for example, signed into law some 11 gun-related bills in this past session alone. he did veto a few of them also. but wouldn't it be better to have a state, ideally a national law, that would really do what you're trying to do? >> ideally, to have a national, yes. can we get it on a national level? no. we haven't been able to get it. that's why it has to start from the bottom up, not top down. we have been waiting and waiting and waiting and it's not happening. the ideal world, if congress or the state legislators can pass a
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Nov 30, 2013 5:00am PST
question we have a right to ask is, what's the right thing to do? what does this earth require of us if we want to continue to live on it? >> for wendell berry, the defense of the earth is a mission that admits no compromise. this quiet and modest man who lives and works far from the center of power on a farm in kentucky where his family has lived for 200 years has become an outspoken, even angry advocate for a revolution in our treatment of the land. >> "a warning to my readers." do not think me gentle because i speak in praise of gentleness, or elegant because i honor the grace that keeps this world. i am a man crude as any, gross of speech, intolerant, stubborn, angry, full of fits and furies. that i may have spoken well at times, is not natural. a wonder is what it is. >> berry rarely gives television interviews, but recently, here at st. catharine college, near louisville, he agreed to sit down with me to read some of his work and talk about his passions. >> good morning, everyone. my name is -- >> it was a special occasion, from far and wide, friends and followers of berry gathere
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Nov 30, 2013 12:00am PST
. they used to do that a lot in the old days. it always cracked me up. >> call and response? >> yeah, that's right. the guys in back go, we love all. ♪ ♪ [laughter] says: i said a moment ago, it ain't so, but as it turns out, this has been a pretty good run for a series that come if you looked at it on paper a few years ago, given the katrina evenue, it might not have gotten off the ground, let alone lasted this long. >> it is one of those things that you realize that come in a disaster, the greatest thing that you have is the will of the people. a lot of times, people saw katrina is just an event that dealt with not people's hearts but social issues and the politics of the time. the thing that we wanted to tap for was the culture, that one thing, the thing that was so clear, in spite of everything, the will of the people was going to be what brought it back. it was going to be brought back 12 at a time -- back in 12 at a time. people, as albert murray said in all of his great novels and books. that is what we wanted to do. to have the four years that we have had on hbo has been
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Nov 16, 2013 12:00am PST
your co- were glad you could join us. with stanleyn crouch, coming up. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: just great charlie harker's reef but brilliant live comes to full focus in this important tome by cultural critic and jazz historian stanley crouch titled "kansas city lightning, the life and times of charlie parker." stanley crouch joins us now from new york. first, a look at the great charlie parker in concert, from 1951. >> they say music speaks louder than words. ♪ tavis: stanley, i'm glad to have you on. that missed our by asking why, given his huge impact, that so little has been written about charlie parker? >> a lot of what has been written is basically what they call urban legends these days. which means exaggerations and fraud. tavis: why exaggeration and fraud about charlie parker? see, he provides for the average reader a lot of andhÉs about black people jazz musicians, about drugs, and people tend to gravitate towards those things. book, itarted the actually realized through my mother and father, both of who gre
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Nov 28, 2013 12:00am PST
months. we are glad you joined us. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. ♪ tavis: shemekia copeland comes by her blues credentials honestly. recordinge honor of back in 2000. her latest cd is called "33 1/ " ." before we close this program, she will be performing a song. good to have you on this program. >> thank you for having me. tavis: it's good to see you. i love the lyrics on this track. you think of certain blues singers. you think of women blues singers, and you think, that no good man did me wrong. he is living -- leaving me. i love that. there is a story. >> i am tired of songs about love. love for me. i want to talk about politics and religion and domestic violence. makes me sick contemporary because it is relevant to the times now. that's what i want to talk about. tavis: how do you do that without being preachy? how do you make it sound good? very goodwith songwriters who get the point across, bending without breaking i don't want to be preachy. go back to some of my father's music, which is amazing. it is still relevant. it's amazing. h
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Nov 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
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Nov 27, 2013 6:30pm PST
delaying for one year the ability of small businesses to use the website to buy health insurance for workers. they can use agents or brokers to buy coverage or go directly to insurers. late today there were reports, as well, hewlett packard will be a late inning replacement for verizon as the web host for the site. bertha coombs joins us with more. bertha what does this delay mean for small businesses and their employees? who does it affect? >> it affects businesses with fewer than 50 employees. they are not mandated to provide them with insurance, but this program, the shop its called for small businesses would allow them to look at plans and enroll employees automatically. originally they delayed it until november 1st and now it's being delayed another year. they will be able to get tax credits retroactively the way a lot of small businesses do it. it just indicates, tyler, they are having still a lot of technical issues on trying to clear things up on healthcare.gov and this afternoon dow jones is reporting that hewlett packard will serve as the host of healthcare.gov replacing ve
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Nov 21, 2013 6:30pm PST
lower. >>> joining us now to talk more about the markets and whether or not the great rotation out of bonds and into stocks is finally underway is john manly. chief equity strategist at wells fargo. good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> what are you seeing in your accounts at wells fargo? are people developing a better appetite for equities and leaving bonds? >> i think they are. it's a slow process and not a one-step process, it's a two-step process. i think people are beginning to find equities less scary and more attractive and they are beginning to wonder about the bond holdings. they know rates are down an awful lot and we have to realize bonds go both ways. >> john, i'm sure you and many strategist say you have to own some bonds. are there still some bonds that are safe to own, or are you better putting your money into equitys? >> i think you're better off putting your money into equities. i think some corporate spreads are well praiced so we can go fr the junkiest judge. i was 27 years old when the bond market rally started. >> i was a young cat at that time, too, back in
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Nov 12, 2013 12:00am PST
you could join us for our conversation with edward james olmos and lisagay hamilton coming up right now. ♪ by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ films thatpendent deal with complex human interaction can often get lost in the push for big-budget movies around here, and one film that i hope does not get lost in the mix is from to time oscar nominated director, john sayles starring edward james olmos and lisagay hamilton about a mother's search for her son in tijuana. and we start with a clip from "go for sisters." >> so? >> i want him back, and if there is anyway, i do not want him to go to jail. juan.s you must still have friends on the local fours. >> no. that is a federal staying. the voice is on the tapes. taking money. you have to be careful who you do favors for. >> sergeant? >> i had to resign. >> i have money. i had such a wonderful conversation on my radio show, ay, and i said we have to talk about this, and i do not normally do that on both mediums, and it was such a powerful story that i thought i would do it. since you are one of the
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Nov 4, 2013 12:00am PST
america harm. from it, targets are chosen for assassination. however, the drones they use are not always so selective and often kill innocent civilians, including children. last tuesday, for the first time, drone attack victims testified at a briefing for members of congress. five members showed up. the briefing coincided with the release of a new documentary, "unmanned: america's drone wars," the latest from brave new films, produced and directed by robert greenwald. it tells the story of civilians who have lost their lives to drones and includes the testimony of others. among them, brandon bryant, a former american drone operator who carried out attacks by remote control from a military base in new mexico. >> getting into the drone program was weird. the introduction is like, "this is what we do, we kill people and break things. that is what our job is." and depending on atmospherics, if it was a completely clear day, you'd definitely get a good picture. and depending on how close you were you could probably read the license plate on someone's car. we can see something as simple
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Nov 1, 2013 6:30pm PDT
big board but this is not your father's kodak or the one you used to know. can it succeed? that and more on "nightly business report" for friday, november 1st. >>> good evening everyone. americans are buying cars, a lot of them in showrooms across the country were bustling in october. despite the government shutdown, october was another month of strong auto sales, proof that the manufacturer in new car sales and trucks are one of the engines powers the economic recovery. each of the big three scored double digit sales gains and much of that on pickup truck. general motors was in the fast lane. sales surged almost 16% at ford sales grew 14% and chrysler they were up 11%. phil la bow joins us from chicago with more on that. it was an amazing month. you know, the headline numbers look fantastic but when you look under the hood there are some numbers that weren't so good like chevy volt numbers, they dropped. what happened? >> that ocho got a lot of attention today, suzy. they dropped 31.7% for the month of october this year compared to october of 2012. gm is quick to point out that oct
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Nov 15, 2013 6:30pm PST
. thanks for joining us tonight. >> thank you. >> are there any head winds that could stop this? six uptakes and we've been through september and october with great gains. where is the weakness in the market? >> i'm not sure you'll see a lot of it. we only have 30 trading days left in calendar year 2013. we'll look into 2014 and as we look into 2014, i think the environment sets up nicely for overall economic growth and descent earnings growth. i'm not sure there are a lot of head winds. certainly on a relative basis to your earlier point and the earlier segment where interest rates are and don't forget cheap inflation or low inflation at today's levels. >> darrell, i would like to follow up on the report from seema where she's talking about the market. at some point the fed will cut back on the stimulus. what companies do you think will be growth winners in that environment and do you agree with stocks she was talking about? >> yeah, as you turn the page into 2014 you have to look at growth winners as opposed to liquidity. sectors that will stand on their own two feet in growth and
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Nov 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
teacher once told us, "if you want to change the world, change the metaphor." then he gave us some of his favorite examples. you think of language differently, he said, if you think of "words pregnant with celestial fire" or "words that weep and tears that speak." of course, the heart doesn't physically separate into pieces when we lose someone we love, but "a broken heart" conveys the depth of loss. and if i say you are the "apple of my eye," you know how special you are in my sight. in other words, metaphors cleanse the lens of perception and give us a fresh take on reality. in other words. recently i read a book and saw a film that opened my eyes to see differently the crisis of our times, and the metaphor used by both was, believe it or not, zombies. you heard me right, zombies. more on the film later, but this is the book, "zombie politics and culture in the age of casino capitalism." talk about "connecting the dots." read this, and the headlines of the day will, i think, arrange themselves differently in your head, threading together ideas and experiences to reveal a pattern. the sk
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Nov 2, 2013 12:00am PDT
subject areas. >> math and science, we can use some mathematicians. clearly in my children. my wife homeschools. we got them into music and immediately, all of their subjects got better. unfortunately, it means everything and one of the first things to go as the music program. -- is the music program. tavis: why did you choose to homeschool? >> we are church people. we are believers. we wanted to make sure that our .hildren were specially guided you don't get that in schools. good at it.ery i don't think it is for everybody. if you are not good, you can hire other people to help you do it. my boy, they told us he is going to struggle. in kindergarten. now he is in the engineering program at asu. my daughter is a high school student at community college. she homeschooled until she was 17. it has really paid off for us. they have a firm foundation. take me back and tell me how you started getting so proficient. >> i started out as an oboe player. i went to berkeley high school in berkeley, california. i went off to college. you know, i wanted to play r&b, rhythm and blues. you are not
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Nov 20, 2013 12:00am PST
roundly. he is about to make his broadway debut in mozart's "the magic flute." we are glad you joined us. an interview with lawrence brownlee coming up right now. ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. -- lawrence brownlee possesses one of those rare opera voices. he sings in one of those difficult high registers that you lose so many people. soughtne of the most after singers. he has a cd out that pays tribute to his gospel roots. he first started singing in church. the cd is called spiritual sketches. let's take a look at his performance at the metropolitan opera house in new york city. ♪ ♪ tavis: oh, my. you're sounding good, brother. you're sounding good. i don't get the chance to welcome often not only an amazing artist but one who also went to a great school. i get a chance to be in this moment for just a second with an indiana graduate and a fellow fraternity brother. this fraternity is all about achievement, and you have done that. >> i consider myself blessed. it was great to have gone to indiana. enjoying my life right now. >> i ju
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Nov 19, 2013 12:00am PST
celebrate and we appreciate and we are grateful to your mother for, at the very least, giving us you, which was a significant contribution. i am just curious. write about your mama for a second, tell us what it is that you would like for us to know, that we would have loved about your mother. >> mommy was a dreamer. she was short. i have an on who is 5'4". tavis: i know you are not calling anyone short. did you just say your mother was short? that was funny for me. [laughter] ok, that is short. player, soa tennis she had a lot of upper body strength. , ining up, as she did segregation, she played tennis. person,she was the last but gibson was the first person to come out of that and go on to play. mommy was a mother by that time. there still are not many mothers in tennis. she also had a beautiful voice and she sang in the glee club. only two i were the people in the family who could not play the piano and pretty much for the same reason. ran mother taught everyone how to play the piano. i absolutely adored, had a bad habit of wanting to hit me. she hit the wrong no. -- note. i thought i wa
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Nov 26, 2013 6:30pm PST
point. >>> joining us to talk more, jim, ceo at principal global investors. jim, welcome to the program. i understand that you agree with the statement that tyler made a moment ago, that the nasdaq 4,000 is much healthierer today than it was 13 years ago. tell us why and what mek tricks are you looking at? >> yeah, the difference is that this time the market has been going up because of earnings and the fund mentals for u.s. private sector remain very strong, and that's really what is driving the nasdaq. some 24, 25 times the earnings, which is reasonable given the growth potential. equities generally on about 17 times earnings online with the long-term average. at a time when the u.s. private sector is doing well and there is good momentum, that's a reasonable place to be. >> so this time is different in your view, last time was a bubble, but why hasn't, jim, the nasdaq risen past its former all-time highs, the way the dow and s&p have? >> yeah, the difference, tyler, the dow and s&p different run on fumes at the end of last decade of the end of the previous decade, 1999, 2000.
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Nov 25, 2013 6:30pm PST
made engines, creating the loss of thrust. phil lebeau joins us from chicago, phil, let's talk about the icing problems, which planes are affected and will it be easy to fix it. >> well, they pretty much believe they can fix it with software, they believe they know what causes the ice to form, only in selecti cases where the ice forms, they say listen, we think we could have ice on particular routes. as a result, we won't fly the dreamliner on those routes, we'll put another plane on it. the engine facility engineers will figure out a fix. >> and any response from the airline companies how they feel about all of this? >> well, they're never happy, susie, they're never happy when they have to take a new plane out of service and substitute a different plane into that route. but having said that we're not looking at a widespread drop in service for the dreamliner. some of the airlines, the japanese airliners had had a few select routes where they have had to change out the plane. but it is nothing that will have a huge impact on the plane. >> tell me i'm wrong, phil, but is the dreamlin
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Nov 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
and for fed policy. for night"nightly business repo i'm steve liesman. >>> joining us to talk more is lindsey, she's chief economist at staern a.q. good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> you heard steve's report there. how strong was this economic report really? he suggests once you scratch the service a little bit, there's a little less than meets the eye. >> that's right, on the sure face the headline growth was impressive at 2.8%, this was the second consecutive quarter with above 2% close but it paints a different picture of the economy when you look at the key. the consumer is already pulling back in the second quarter falling down to .8% from 2.1 but fell to 1.5%. we look at businesses, too, they are very much sidelined hesitant to invest in equipment, structures and employees, this is a report where certainly the devil was in the details. >> lindsey, did the market get it wrong then? the market sold off on the idea the report was strong enough to perhaps change the fed's bond buying program. it sounds like you would disagree with that. >> i think the market was a little jit
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Nov 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
nathan hub bard as the first ever heard of commerce. twitter could use information about users's location and interest to offer products ordeals. the big leap will come whenç twitter allows users to link a credit card to their account for one click purchases within twitter. you can say buy a pizza from papa johns or donate to the red cross. this would allow hotels to offer empty rooms and concerts to sell tickets and restaurants to sale tables. >> advertisers could make it easier for people to chance act. that could be another one. that e again, needs a larger base and i think, you know, that needs to be developed. >> this would be a stream line version of twitter and the sink partnership that links credit cards to profiles. twitter could also partner with companies like ebay, etsy or amazon to link accounts without inputting new credit card information. commerce isn't the only way we expect twitter to branch out the the ease i way to ramp up revenue is overseas. 3/4ths of the traffic was international but generated a third of the company's revenue. >> the biggest opportunity r
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Nov 7, 2013 12:00am PST
conversation with "dilbert" creator scott adams. stay with us. "dilbert" is without question one of the most successful syndicated comic strips. it is appearing in 70 countries and 25 languages. says yourt creator learn more from failure than success. he has written a new book with the title "how to fail at almost ."erything and still win big good to have you. why this book and why now? >> i noticed 80% of the world has never met a famous or successful person. a lot of people have no mentors or role models. even if they know somebody they don't watch them go to work. i think the failures are more than successes. -- instructive than successes. give me one example of what you mean by your own personal failure. failure, --out my >> without my failure "dilbert" would not have existed. i tried to be a computer programmer. topent two years trying write games. it turns out i'm not a good programmer. i am working on an internet startup on the side, and all these things become knowledge you end up using somehow. they were beyond interesting. they are in some ways counter intuitive. bs argue
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Nov 23, 2013 12:00am PST
. the latest is called lucky numbers. we are glad you joined us. a conversation as well as a performance from dave stewart, all coming up right now. ♪ >> by contributions to your pbs station, from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ you >> dave stewart is always producing, writing, and performing. he became one of the most acclaimed and best-selling duos in all of you music history. he has been releasing solo projects. his latest was taking inspiration from blues and country as well as rocks. -- rock. it is called "lucky numbers." we will hear a cut from that played later in the program. you back on the set. have you been good? >> i have een auto -- >> i have been naughty. >> i will come to the music in a second. a birdie told me you are about to start a bank. >> yes. >> and did artists get into banking? >> finance in about four weeks ago so not until then. at the keynote speech. it is a global community bank for creative. looking at the other end of the telescope. everyone is trying to fix the music industry or the downloading of music and combs. the cat is out of the bag and
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Nov 4, 2013 6:30pm PST
marketed a powerful anti-psychotic drug to children, even paying for kickbacks to use the drugs not approved by the fda. >>> and another massive settlement paid by the hedge fund sac capital, $1.1 billion to resolve claims on hedge fund issues. >> reporter: today's settlement between government prosecutors and the hedge fund sac capital is significant for a number of reasons. for one thing, the size of the fine, the $1.8 billion and the guilty pleas to four counts of securities fraud and one of wire fraud are unprecedented in nature. but a key bit of context here is that sac is truly a major player, managing $6 billion at its peak a year ago, employing a thousand people, and some accounting for the stock trading value on any given day. now that papers have been filed, two federal judges must approve the deals and schedule procedural hearings, including one where representatives of sac will actually plead guilty. one that happens, sac will begin the process of returning all the money it manages from mikhail youzhny investors, which could take up to two years and will be monitored by
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Nov 8, 2013 12:00am PST
us. coming up, right now. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: nia long was one of the reasons the best man was a huge hit in 1999. working years later, the sequel is finally here. it reunites all the actors from the first film. timehis sequel, the long- friends a strange for nearly 15 years come together for a long holiday weekend where they discover how easy it is for rivalries and romances to be reignited. ooh. take a look at the clip from "best man holiday." >> i have to do they'll on dinner tonight. lex i get it. you could have called or e- mailed. it you could have sent the text. >> the damnedest thing. and none of my devices were working so i figured i should deliver the messages myself. i changed my flight so i can come to you -- come with you. if it is important to you, it is important to me. >> do you want me to wait outside? >> don't worry about it, i have to go anyway. i will talk to you later. i will see you this weekend. >> i hope so. to ski in vermont with my devices. >> i hate you so much. >> was that you kissing a whi
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Nov 13, 2013 6:30pm PST
worst than expected and bertha coombs joins us with a break down of the numbers. bertha, i know you've been going through the information. who did succeed in signing up? >> we don't really know. they didn't really give us demographic information. they just basically gave us the numbers of what they saw. in terms of people that actually selected a plan at this point, we're talking about 106,000 and as you mentioned, the majority of those came through the state based exchanges that have been working fairly well, only 26,000, nearly 27,000 managed to select a plan. some of them paid, a lot of them haven't but haven't select add plan through the federal exchange healthcare.gov. as we know, they had a lot of troubles for a lot of people. it's been frustrating. what is interesting is to see the wide variety, more people were able to select a plan on the california exchange than were on the federal exchange and this is just for the first month, some of the states had more updated numbers. in new york, pretty strong numbers, as well, just over 16,000, kentucky which has been fairly good
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Nov 23, 2013 12:30am PST
care that's affordable. this was a piece that there were not great only options force us. californians that are losing old policies get the less new policy for them. >> let's look at the data of the team that signed up there was a lot of concern about the young people, the youpg invincibles would sign up. what did the data tell us about that? >> it's good data. here in california, you heard a lot about national websites not working et cetera. coverage ca.com is working great. we're signing up 10,000 people every single day. some of them going to medical and those people, about 21% of them are between the ages of 18 and 34. these are young people. those are the people that will be being part of our insurance pool, will make sure that in 2015, the rates for everyone stay as low as possible. >> another important demographic, latinos, something like 60% of the unsured in california are latino and i think, 3% of those enrolled so far in covered california are primarily spanish sneaking. what does that tell you? >> a couple things. in the first 7ñmonth, this the data about mon
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Nov 14, 2013 12:00am PST
theaters. we are glad you joined us for a conversation with oliver stone coming up right now. ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: oscar-winning writer, producer and director oliver stone has never shied away from controversy from his screenplay for "midnight express" which won him the first of his three boards. he tackles one of the most controversial stories in america. "jfk was quote has been re- released on blu-ray and in select theaters. realized kennedy was so dangerous to the establishment. is that why? >> that is a real question, isn't it? why? the how and the who is just scenery for the public. -- it keeps, cuba asking theng from most important question. why was kennedy killed? who benefited? who has the power to cover it up? tavis: welcome back, first of all. is there anything about what you 1991 with "jfk" that you have rethought, the regret, that you would do differently? >> i looked at it a few days ago and i feel it is a strong film, especially on the evidence base is, the autopsy, -- on the evidence, the ballistics, the auto
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Nov 27, 2013 12:00am PST
: i'm a game show host." ♪ we are glad you joined us. >> the california endowment. health happens in neighborhoods. learn more. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ as the aids pandemic enters its third decade, it is no longer what it once was. we are told it is still relatively significant, in african-american communities. confronting this everyday is what he does. to see you. it is always good to see you. i am tired of having this conversation if you know what i mean. you have been living with hiv for how many years now? >> ernie for years. -- 34 years. >> that's amazing. ?hat do you make of it >> i have lots of work to do. thatgetting time to get done. a lot of it is early i got involved. i kept up to date on the latest information. i have great doctors. to health care. don't?for those who >> there are countless folks who are not here. my rolodex is filled with people who didn't make it. there is no reason i should be still getting these calls. how has this gone from being a gay white male disease to being a black disease? never a gayit
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